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Men Don't Leave (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  15 June 1990 (Netherlands)
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A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Simon
Chris Macauley
Lisa Coleman
Tom Mason ...
John Macauley
Matt Macauley
Mrs. Buckley
Mr. Buckley
Winston Buckley
Shannon Moffett ...
Dale Buckley
Mark Hardwick ...


A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all that comes with the city life. Written by MasoK <>

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15 June 1990 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

A nő nem felejt  »

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$6,070,725 (USA)

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Chris O'Donnell, Kathy Bates, producer Jon Avnet and composer Thomas Newman re-teamed in the following year this film was made to join forces in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). See more »


Jody: Would you like a Pelegrino?
Chris Macauley: Is that beer?
Jody: No, it's bottled mineral water.
Chris Macauley: Oh, yeah. Yeah, sure. Those are really good.
Jody: You're really sweet. I'll get you a juice.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »


Written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke
By Arrangement with Walt Disney Music Company
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Excellent acting through and through
9 August 1999 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

Breadwinning husband and father dies and leaves wife and two sons nearly broke and homeless. Jessica Lange has never been better than here as Beth Macauly, a woman who is almost driven to insanity in the chaotic aftermath of her husbands death. Its not completely dark, though...there is quite a bit of humor as the family tries to adjust to the new environment and people that touch their lives. This film is one of the few model examples of all main characters performing the tasks they were assigned perfectly. Excellent acting through and through.

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